Could Weight-Loss Surgery Boost Odds of Preemie Birth?

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers-to-be who've had weight-loss surgery may have increased odds for premature delivery, researchers report.

Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's more bad news when it comes to Zika's effect on infants: A case study suggests the virus can live and cause damage in newborns for at least two months after birth.

Season of Conception May Affect Fetal Brain Growth

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children conceived during the winter are more likely to have learning disabilities, and a mother's exposure to sunlight may play a role, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Losing Hair After Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- Hormonal changes cause some new moms to lose hair after pregnancy. But there are things women can do to help their hair look fuller.

Scans Show Range of Zika-Linked Infant Brain Defects

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High-tech imaging is revealing a wide variety of brain defects in newborns whose mothers were infected with the Zika virus.

Breast-Feeding Rates Climb, But Many Moms Quit Early: CDC

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even though most new moms in the United States begin breast-feeding their babies at birth, many stop sooner than recommended, a new study finds.

Banned PCB Chemicals Still Tied to Autism in U.S. Kids

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to relatively high levels of PCBs in the womb may have an increased risk of developing autism, a new study suggests.

Could Diet in Pregnancy Raise Child's Odds for ADHD?

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An unhealthy diet during pregnancy could influence a child's risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study warns.

New Moms' Hair Loss Usually Temporary, Expert Says

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you've recently had a baby and think your hair is falling out, don't despair.

Antipsychotic Meds Pose Little Danger to Fetus, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking antipsychotic medicines in early pregnancy does not significantly increase the risk of birth defects, a new study finds.